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Keelboat Sailing Calendar for 2022/2023

Please download the 2022/23 keelboat sailing calendar here.


DAC 2022 Calendar

Here is the DAC calendar for 2022. Or you can download the latest Northern Regions Sailing Calendar.

  • 23 to 25 September – Keelboat Week
  • 15 to 16 October – Stadt 23 Owners Challenge
  • 19 November – Pursuit Race (GP 7)

2022 Hunter National Championships

The 2022 Hunter National Champions are Herbert Karolius and his son, Warren. The Vaal Valk Team sailed 6 races and took positions 3,2,1,1 8, 2. with averages of 8 knots. No racing today due to no wind.

DAC won the Silver Division with Kyle and Keira on Out of Control.

Good news is that the Hunters Nationals will take place sane time next year at the Deneysville Aquatic Club.

Photo from left: Pierre Van Rensburg, DAC’s Commodore elected as the Hunter Class’s Vaaldam Representative, congratulated Warren and Herbert Karolius (2022 Hunter National Champions). Barrie Ogilvie, owner of Witbank Electrical Wholesale Association (WEWA) sponsored the event.

SA Sailing Newsletter

You can view the SA Sailing February 2022 newsletter here.

General Events

DAC Weekend 11 – 12 June 2022

An unforgettable Saturday Night was had at DAC this weekend.

A Scottish Evening that I don’t think will be forgotten anytime soon.

Our Entertainment Committee started the festivities off with the very stylish décor keeping with the theme for the evening. Handmade bunting, thistles decorating the table and a little bottle of DAC Scotch Whisky to take home. All in all the DAC Entertainment Committee, headed up by our favourite lady of the Vaal, Liz Bray, with her team of Henriette van Beek, Marie Bester and whole bunch of willing decorators, transformed our dining room into a Scottish festival.

The proceedings began and were lead by our own Jeremy Tucker, who astounded and amazed us with his dedication to making the evening a true Scottish experience with his rendition of the address to the Haggis and keeping the evening flowing.

Leighton Pearson piped the Haggis in and provided the entertainment for the evening with his bagpipes.

Huge thanks go to John Miller, Liz Bray, Boudewjn and Lynn Spronk, Henriette and Peter van Beek and Margaret Collard for their contributions to an unforgettable evening at DAC.

AGM 12 June 2022

Our Annual General Meeting was held at 11 am on the 12th June 2022 at the club.

It was a rather cold and foggy morning – reminiscent of a Scottish morning and keeping with the weekend’s theme.

Our committee was re-elected for a second term and remains unchanged, as follows:

  • Commodore – Pierre van Rensburg
  • Vice Commodore –  Amanda Breytenbach
  • Rear Commodore – Trevor Hullerman
  • Vice Rear Commodore – Peter van Beek
  • Treasurer – Kobus de Villiers
  • Harbour Master – Randolph Verheij
  • Trustees –  Kevin Campbell, Mark Brand and Attie Vorster

The AGM was rounded off by our traditional homemade soup.

The weekend was a huge success and we are all looking forward to our next DAC event.

DAC 2022 AGM Scottish Evening
DAC 2022 AGM Scottish Evening
DAC 2022 AGM Scottish Evening
DAC 2022 AGM Scottish Evening

ABBA Mama Mia Evening

The DAC Ladies team, sailing on Jalapeño the J22, had an ABBA/ Mamma Mia themed fundraiser in April 2022 to raise funds to support their campaign for the 2022 Marriot J22 World Championships in Durban this July.

The evening was well enjoyed by the DAC members and many friends supporting our cause. Your generous contributions by attending the evening is hugely appreciated. The dinner raised R5 600. During the evening, raffle tickets were sold an prizes drawn and the proceeds pushed our fund to R9 760. We are further thankful for the donations, both on the night and those still being received which have swelled our piggy bank to a total of R26 610.

We could not have had this incredibly successful evening without our organisers Victoria, Lizzie, Amanda, Henriette and their team. We would also like to thank DAC for hosting the
event, Sharon and her team, and everyone who sponsored the countless generous contributions towards the event. Special thanks to the following for adding a special touch of magic to the night: My Grandfather’s Cat Brewery for the beer&gin and beer&rum raffles, Doghouse Cheese for their cheese raffle, Chris Curry for the great music and his time, Pierre van Rensburg for the wine raffle and Kyle Harvey for the radio controlled boat raffle.

We would also like to specially thank Brad & Ann Woolley, the Van Beek family, Kobus de Villiers, and Ray van Rensburg of Geotron Systems P/LT for their various donations.
We hope that we have not missed anyone in naming the wonderful contributions, sponsorships and donations that you have gifted us with. If we have missed someone, please let us know as we would like to thank them personally.

We are excited to be on this journey with the support of everyone helping us during our preparation and lead up to worlds. The money raised to date will cover our entry fee, accommodation, travel and boat transport for the world championships. As part of our preparation, we will also be participating in the J22 KZN Provincials 16 to 19 June 2022. We hope that there will be surplus funds to cover the accommodation and entry for this event as well as our coach boat’s fuel.

Deneysville Fayre

The Deneysville Fayre was held this past weekend (11 September 2021), with market stalls a-plenty and the all-important SANBS begging for blood while the kids were entertained and others enjoyed boat rides.

SANBS blood drive
Kids entertainment
Market stalls
Boat rides

Red Hat Society Luncheon

On Saturday, 8 May 2021, we hosted a number of great events including a Pirate Birthday Party, junior sailing training and the most extravagant of all the activities, a The Red Hat Society Luncheon.

The ladies were welcomed in the morning with a tour of the club, refreshments and a relaxed break on our immaculate foreshore under the willow tree. This was followed by a tour of the Vaal Dam on Pierre’s motorboat after which the ladies were hosted on the top deck at a a spectacularly laid table that gave Sharon, Elizabeth, the ladies and DAC staff an opportunity to show that our club is more than just a bunch of hardened sailors.

A great day was had by all, thanks must go to all for the work put in and also to Victoria Curnow van Rensburg for bringing the Red Hat Ladies to DAC.

Red Hat Ladies Luncheon - May 2021
Group of ladies sitting under trees chatting

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